Title: Faraway So Close
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture
Curators: Christophe Gallois, Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
Exhibitor: Tina Gillen
Tina Gillen represents Luxembourg at the 59th Venice Biennale. Her practice is strongly tied to painting, yet she experiments with other media, such as photography, sculpture, installation and cinema. Her works explore everyday life’s scene permeated by a rarefied atmosphere, re-elaborated to generate a sense of ambiguity. Gillen explores the concept of opposites and complementarity: the relationship between the pictorial surface and three-dimensional space, between abstraction and figuration.
A consistent step in her research, the Luxembourg Pavilion investigates the relationship between inner space and the outside world. Gillen conceived the pavilion as a “tableau vivant” inspired by painted film sets
“Faraway So Close” is intended as a tableau vivant for the Luxembourg Pavilion that reflects on the relationship between inner space and the outside world. It takes form within a specially conceived exhibition design inspired by painted lm sets and explores many of the themes running through Gillen’s work, including architecture, landscape and the relationship between abstraction and figuration. It will also inaugurate new site – specific paintings and other works conceived in dialogue with the historic setting of the Sale d’Armi in the Arsenale.
Apr 23 – Sept 25 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Sept 27 – Nov 27 Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm
Arsenale, Castello, 30122